Welcome (back) to the Hotel California after speaking in Europe

After three weeks in Europe, SoCalDevGal is back home…”you can check out at any time you like, but you can never leave” and is thinking about the parts of the EU I visited and differences.  First from a professional standpoint, European audiences, particularly developer audiences, are notoriously demanding. As this was only my second time…

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SoCalDevGal is heading over to Europe

Yup, I am taking a little work trip – leaving shortly for 20 days in Europe.  During this time I’ll be speaking at TechDays Belgium in Antwerp, TechDays Sweden in Vasteras and more.  Although I’ve been to other European countries in the past, this will be my first trip to both Belgium and Sweden.  I’ll…

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SmartCare in Zambia

At TechEd Barcelona this week I had the privilege of interviewing lead developer from the SmartCare team (electronic medical records tracking system being implemented in Zambia) Irene Pathy.  Regular readers of my blog may know that I work with a world-wide team of developer and technical trainer volunteers in support of the local Zambian team’s…

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Virtual TechEd from Barcelona starts Nov 5

  Many of you have sent mail saying you ‘wished you were here too’.  Now you can be, kind of – starting tomorrow (well, today where I am – jet lag is really got me!), you can catch some of the conference on Virtual TechEd.  I am scheduled to record on Tuesday and Wednesday -…

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Getting ready to speak at TechEd Developers Barcelona next week

I am super excited to be speaking at TechEd Developers in Barcelona next week.  I am delivering a session on Monday, then leading a panel on Wednesday, and then delivering another session on Friday.  In between I’ll be hanging out at the Business Intelligence booth – stop by and say ‘hi’!———————————————————— Here’s the abstract from…

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Premier Walking - Golden Gate Bridge

  Although I am quite busy this week, when I travel I always try to do at least one thing that has nothing to do with work.  Even though I’ve lived in California for years, until yesterday I’d never walked across the Golden Gate Bridge.  For me, it’s quite vital to feel the air and…

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I'm in NorCal next week == busy!

Monday / Tuesday, I am scheduled to do something really different for me – attend a technical conference where ‘no boys are allowed’ – it’s called She’s Geeky and will be held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. The attendee list is pretty darn interesting.  I think I’m going to have fun at this…

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Microsoft Live Labs: Photosynth

Something fun for those of us unwilling to travel to Orlando.  My favorite general tool is the ‘fly around’ view. I particularly like this view as well. Microsoft Live Labs: Photosynth

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